I have been running International Childfree Day since 2013, when it was brought back from being celebrated as “Non-Parents Day” in the early 70s. Each year childfree people from around the world have been nominated for “Of the Year” awards.
On August 1, 1973, the non-profit organization, National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Female and Male National Non-Parent of the Year. Later known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), it existed from 1972-1982 with a mission to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option.” Forty […]
by Brandye D. Nobiling In 50 Things to Know About Being Childfree by Choice: A Guide for Understanding and Acceptance, author Kelly Hawkins gives readers the CliffsNotes on understanding the choice to be childfree. In her follow up book to 50 Things to Know about Being a High School English Teacher, Hawkins continues her “50 […]
In the first edition of Childfree Magazine, I have an article about how to live your best later-in-life years, childfree style. In this interview, magazine founder Tanya Williams and I talk about the article, the pronatalist “so who will take care of you when you are old” comment childfree people so often get, and much […]
Thrilled to have a feature article in the 1st issue of Childfree Magazine! A big thank you to Tanya Williams, author of A Childfree Happily Ever After, for spearheading this effort. Get your digital copy today!
What a year. Like in years past, I have closely watched childfree trends in 2020. To start off my latest end-of-year childfree trending piece, how can we not start with the pandemic.
Guest Post by Brit McGinnis “There will be a baby boom after coronavirus, and they will all be first children.” This quote has been circulating the Internet since mid-March, and unfortunately the source has been lost in the ether. But parents and non-parents alike have echoed this sentiment: quarantine with children in the mix is […]
Review by Erica L. Bergmann Long regarded as an outspoken advocate for those identifying as childfree, Marcia Drut-Davis is no stranger to controversy nor the challenges — as we learn in her new book, What?! You Don’t Want Children? Understanding Rejection in the Childfree Lifestyle — of living as an outlier.
Check out my latest guest appearance on World Population Balance’s excellent podcast Here! World Population Balance is in the midst of fundraising for a campaign called One Planet One Child, which seeks to educate and promote smaller families as a powerful strategy toward a sustainable population. In this podcast episode, we focus on One Planet, […]
In 2012… At the end of 2012, I put out an informal poll asking this question: How accepting is society of the childfree choice? I asked people to choose one of the following statements that best reflected their opinion: